November 2011 Indie Next List
“This is a simple, seemingly straightforward story that catches the reader unexpectedly by the throat. Delaney apparently does not survive being under the icy water for 11 minutes in a Maine pond in the middle of winter, but, miraculously, she is revived. This miracle adds a serious complication to logic-bound Delaney's life when she finds out that she can now sense people's impending deaths. Written in a taut, spare style, this tale explores love, friendship, and the fine line between life and death.”
— Rebecca Waesch, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine
-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?
Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?
For fans of best-sellers like" Before I Fall" and" If I Stay," this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the fine line between life and death.
About the Author
Megan Miranda is the author of several books for young adults, including "Fracture", "Hysteria", "Vengeance", and "Soulprint". She grew up in New Jersey, attended MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. "All the Missing Girls "is her first novel for adults. Follow @MeganLMiranda on Twitter, or visit MeganMiranda.com.